Collision

GM Statement on Bumper/Fascia Replacement with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

June 2018

  • General Motors DOES NOT APPROVE the use of aftermarket, reconditioned, or salvage Bumpers/Fascias on GM vehicles equipped with ADAS. 
  • Aftermarket, reconditioned or salvage Bumpers/Fascias may have different material specifications than what was designed, tested and validated for use with ADAS. 

General Motors (GM) vehicles, systems and components are engineered, tested and manufactured to protect vehicle occupants based upon both government mandated and internal corporate requirements relative to durability, Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH), occupant protection, and vehicle safety. The overall structural integrity of the vehicle is dependent on maintaining its inherent design specifications. 

At General Motors, safety is our overriding priority. With the safety of our customers at the center of everything we do, we are limiting repairs to Bumpers/Fascias with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to topcoat refinish only. Further, topcoat refinish material thickness of repaired ADAS Bumper Fascia systems must not exceed 13 mils in thickness. Any repairs such as gouges, tears or damage that requires the use of substrate repair material or reinforcement tapes must be avoided. 

Primer and topcoat refinish methods can be employed on ADAS equipped Bumper/Fascia systems, provided the total paint mil thickness on any portion of the Bumper/Fascia does not exceed 13 mils. It is necessary that a non-metallic paint film thickness tool be used post repair to ensure material film build on part does not exceed 13 mils in thickness.